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LOS ANGELES (AP) -Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist, and Jonathan Quick made 27 saves as the Los Angeles Kings finished their season with a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks, who still won the Presidents' Trophy on Saturday.

The Sharks (53-18-11) secured the top record in the NHL for the first time in club history when the Boston Bruins lost at Buffalo earlier Saturday.

Michal Handzus, Alexander Frolov and Peter Harold also scored for the Kings (34-37-11), who didn't qualify for the playoffs.

Devin Setoguchi, Joe Pavelski and Patrick Marleau had goals for San Jose, which wrapped up the regular season and will be the top-seeded team in the Western Conference playoffs.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Thomas Vanek scored two goals, including his 40th, and had an assist in Buffalo's season-ending win over Boston that clinched the Presidents' Trophy for San Jose.

Mikael Tellqvist made 33 saves, and Tim Connolly and Matt Ellis had a goal and assist each for the Sabres, who were eliminated from playoff contention this week. Daniel Paille and Chris Butler also scored in helping Buffalo finish on a 7-2-1 run.

The Bruins (52-19-10), who close the regular season at the New York Islanders on Sunday, will settle for having the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Mark Recchi spoiled Tellqvist's bid for a shutout with 6:05 remaining.

DENVER (AP) - Henrik Sedin scored 40 seconds into overtime and Roberto Luongo stopped 22 shots for his second straight shutout, helping Vancouver clinch the Northwest Division title with a win over Colorado.

Vancouver (45-27-10), which earned its second division crown in three seasons, will enter the postseason on a three-game winning streak.

Sedin scored by banking in a shot off the skate of Colorado defenseman Scott Hannan. It was his 22nd goal.

Colorado, which will wrap up the season Sunday at home against St. Louis, will finish last in the West for the first time since the team relocated to Denver from Quebec in 1995.

DETROIT (AP) - Dustin Byfuglien scored on a penalty shot with 28 seconds left, breaking a tie and lifting Chicago over Detroit.

Niklas Hjalmarsson netted his first NHL goal, and Ben Eager and Andrew Ladd also scored for Chicago. Brian Campbell chipped in with two assists, and Cristobal Huet stopped 21 shots.

Valtteri Filppula and Henrik Zetterberg scored for Detroit. Ty Conklin made 22 saves.

Byfuglien was hooked by Niklas Kronwall on a partial breakaway and was awarded the penalty shot. He beat Conklin with a high shot for his 15th goal. Ladd added an empty-net goal with 10 seconds remaining.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Dainius Zubrus scored with 4:26 to play and New Jersey took advantage of some favorable bounces to beat Carolina in a possible preview of a first-round playoff series.

David Clarkson and Zach Parise also scored for the Devils, who won four of five after a season-high, six-game losing streak.

Anton Babchuk scored two power-play goals for the Hurricanes, who rested No. 1 goalie Cam Ward on the last day of the regular season after 28 straight starts.

Michael Leighton had 32 saves in filling in for Ward, but he made a bad clearing play on the winning goal by Zubrus and was embarrassed when two bad bounces led to open-net goals in the first period.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Martin Biron stopped 30 shots and Simon Gagne had a goal and an assist as Philadelphia beat the New York Islanders.

Joffrey Lupul and Mike Knuble also scored for the playoff-bound Flyers, who remained in contention for home-ice advantage in the first round.

Sean Bergenheim and Tim Jackman scored for the Islanders, who have lost three in a row.

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